25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Significance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
United Nations General Assembly designated November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. As per a 2013 WHO global study, 35 percent of women globally have faced violence either in physical and/or sexual form. However, according to some national studies, 70 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime from an intimate partner.

Aim of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The UN commemorates this day to raise awareness and to call for action to end this global stigma.

History of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The UN member countriesunite to End the Violence against Women campaign, a multi-year effort that aims at the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It will focus on augmenting the call for global action to link funding gaps, guarantee the delivery of essential services for survivors at the time of crisis. It focuses on the prevention and collection of data that can develop life-saving services for women and girls.

Theme of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

Marches on 25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
In 2017, Marches attracted hundreds of participants in Bogota, Paris, and Rome. Thousands marched in San José, Costa Rica and Lima. Turkish protesters Over 1,000 turned out for a banned march in Istanbul; police cut off the end of the march and dispersed the marchers peacefully.

In 2018, 150 thousand participants in Rome for the third Non Una Di Meno march for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and against Pillon decree, which took place from Piazza della Repubblica to Piazza San Giovanni.

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